"The consequences of not finding your purpose and trying to live without it are very real and are evident every day in your thinking, in your demeanor, your behavior and your experience. Without this purpose, you are living in a kind of hell—a hell that is beautiful, but a hell where you can never be happy, where you are never really at ease with yourself because you have not been honoring your deeper nature." 
- 1 You Are Sent Here for a Purpose
- 2 Directives
- 3 Your purpose in life comes from a higher power
- 4 Your purpose in life will arise as you prepare
- 5 Purpose in life not self-serving
- 6 Not Pre-determined
- 7 The intersection of world's needs with one's own design
- 8 A Focused, Integrated, Meaningful Life
- 9 Confusion regarding purpose in life
- 10 Metaphor
- 11 References
- 12 Further Study
- 13 See Also
You Are Sent Here for a Purpose
"You have come to serve the world in its present evolution, and your gifts are meant to serve it in its life to come." 
"You have come for a great purpose. Therefore, you need a great preparation. You need great companions. And you need a great heart. This is your gift and your destiny. It is this that you have come to be a part of. And it is a blessing that it is so." 
"Be happy that you have a higher purpose in life, for this means that your life is meaningful and not chaotic. It means that you have an origin and a destiny beyond this world. It means that life is eternal even as it passes through this temporary phase of worldly existence. Be grateful, then, that the relationships you reclaim unto yourself you will be able to keep, for once you have recognized another, you cannot forget that person." 
"Your purpose is to end poverty within yourself and to assist in ending poverty in others, not just physical poverty but spiritual poverty, for that is the root of all human suffering—for the rich, for the poor. Here everyone has a common purpose. Though your gifts are meant for certain places and people, everyone has a common purpose whether they are religious or not, no matter what country or set of circumstances they come from."
"Do not define your purpose today." 
"Do not compare your purpose with the purpose of your ancestors. Do not think that your purpose is the same as someone's a thousand years ago or five hundred years ago or even one hundred years ago. Your purpose is related to the needs of the world and the circumstances of the world." 
Your purpose in life comes from a higher power
"People often wish to remain in speculation and fantasy because it seems they have so many options available to them. They say to themselves, 'Well, any way that I go is just fine! I will end up at my true destination, for all the roads lead to truth!' Do not say these things to yourself, for you are not taking seriously the real opportunities and decisions that you face in life. Roads lead off in all directions. You need to find the right one and stay with it." 
Your purpose in life will arise as you prepare
"You have come here for a purpose, to remember your True Home while you are in the world. The great purpose that you carry is with you at this moment, and it will arise in stages as you undergo the preparation that we are providing for you." 
Purpose in life not self-serving
"Your calling is great because your purpose is great. Your purpose is great because your nature is great. Your nature is great because your Creator is great. Do not be discouraged, then, but allow yourself to be challenged and challenge yourself. You came here to learn. You came here to accomplish something." 
People "think, 'Well, my purpose? Let's see, what do I want?' as if they were choosing from a great wish list. Purpose has to do with what the world needs from you and what you are able to give to the world, which may or may not conform to you personal goals, plans and ambitions." 
"How your purpose will be expressed depends upon the changing circumstances of the world. So in this not all things are pre-determined, certainly not. Your success or failure is not only based upon your participation, but on the participation and readiness of others who are destined to play a significant role in your life. If they fail in this, it will affect the outcome for you, for your progress is dependent upon the development of certain other people." 
The intersection of world's needs with one's own design
"You have come into the world at a time of tremendous change and challenge. It is not an easy time to be in the world, but if contribution is your purpose and intention, it is the right time to be in the world. You have come at a great turning point. It is not the beginning of a new age. It is the beginning of a great transition, a transition from tribal culture into a world community and into interaction with the Greater Community, of which your world is a small part. You have not come here to live a normal life under quiescent circumstances. You have not come here to retire, to go into repose or to live a life of quiet meditation. You have come to serve a world whose needs are immense and pressing and whose time has come for a greater encounter with life beyond its borders." 
"You have come to help save the world, to give humanity a future and to give your race a greater opportunity—an opportunity to unite, to develop and to become stronger, wiser and more capable, an opportunity to outgrow its tribal divisiveness, its religious fanaticism, its violence, its selfishness and its self-indulgence." 
"You came here to assist in some specific way the world's emergence into the Greater Community because this is the biggest thing that is happening here. This is the most consequential event in human history." 
"Ultimately, everyone's purpose serves the reclamation and the preservation of Knowledge in the world. However, what you may end up doing may seem very different from this, if only in appearance. It is the spirit with which you give, the quality of your gift and the quality of your awareness and your relationships that will keep Knowledge alive in the world. Everything else that is accomplished is to help people, to serve people, to heal people, to enable people, to strengthen people and to take care of people." 
A Focused, Integrated, Meaningful Life
"For a person to respond to God’s Revelation, they must recognize at the outset that they cannot fulfill themselves given the usual habits, diversions and enjoyments that people around them are so deeply invested in. They must realize they have a greater need and a greater responsibility in life. This will be demonstrated at the outset by their suffering and their discouragement with the world around them as they gradually lose interest in the games and hobbies of people around them because they have a deeper need that is now emerging. If they have satisfied the needs of the body through food, clothing, shelter and security; if they have satisfied the needs of the mind through the availability of education and opportunity, then the greater need will begin to arise within them. This is the need of the soul, which can only be fulfilled by recognizing, accepting and fulfilling your greater purpose for coming here—which is something that resides entirely beyond the realm and the reach of the intellect. You cannot figure it out, but you can and must experience it. And it is waiting to be discovered." 
"God knows what is coming over the horizon. God knows why you are here. God has sent you here for a purpose. Your plans and goals rarely account for this. It is something greater. It is something more simple and less grandiose. It is something essential to your Being and to your nature and to your design. It is the most primary relationship you have, the deepest love, the greatest affinity. It unites you with yourself and brings your life into focus."
"Even if you have a great position and have acquired wealth and stature in society, the empty nature of your life will be pervasive unless you have found your greater work and are doing it to the best of your ability. Those who do this experience a satisfaction and a sense of value and power that is lost to everyone else, no matter what they proclaim for themselves." 
Confusion regarding purpose in life
"Trying to live without purpose, meaning and direction has given rise to all of the escapes and meaningless pursuits that preoccupy, endanger and damage people all around you. You yourself have experienced this in your own life." 
"Wrong decisions in relationships have disabled and disarmed many a promising person in the world. Many have lost their way and many have lost their chance in life as a result of making decisions here without Knowledge." 
"Everyone was sent into the world to be in the world at this time, to face these great and emerging circumstances. So to claim it is too much for you is simply to admit your weakness and to not recognize your responsibility to prepare." 
"You are here to serve a greater purpose, beyond mere survival and the gratification of the things you may think you want. This is true because you have a spiritual nature. You have a spiritual origin and a spiritual destiny. Your failure in this life is the failure to respond to your spiritual nature, which has been distorted and maligned by the religions of your world, which has been neglected and denied by the science of your world. You have a spiritual nature. You have a greater purpose to serve. When you trust your inclination for this purpose, you will be able to come closer to it. When you feel confident that it represents a genuine source of love, then you will begin to open yourself to it, and this will be a great homecoming for you." 
"The world is like a slowly burning ship at this time. People want to get off the ship, but you are sent here to help the ship. If you go back prematurely to your Spiritual Family, and they say, 'What are you doing here?' And you say, 'Oh, I am so glad to get out of there! It was terrible down there!' And they say, 'What? You aren’t due back for twenty years! Did you give them the messages?' And you say, 'What messages?' Then you remember. Then you remember all about getting ready to go into the world. Then you remember the whole thing, and you say, 'Oh, no! I completely forgot!' 
- The Sacred Rendezvous (January 29, 2009),
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 11: What is your preparation for?
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 199: The world I see is emerging into the Greater Community of Worlds.
- Relationships & Higher Purpose, Chapter 11: Your Purpose and Spiritual Calling
- Poverty (September 10, 2014)
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 136: My purpose is to reclaim my Knowledge and to allow it to express itself in the world.
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 134: I will not define my purpose for myself.
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 18
- The Engagement (April 16, 2011)
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 1: Living in an Emerging World
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 2: The Four Pillars of Life
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 93: I am sent here for a purpose.
- The Shock of the Future (April 30, 2011)
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 311: The world is calling me. I must prepare to serve it.
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 10: How do you prepare?
- Entering the Greater Community (May 27, 2011)
- The Gift of a New Life (May 14, 2011)
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 15: Who serves humanity?
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 179: Today I will thank the world for teaching me what is true.
- Being a Person of the New Message (Sept. 7, 2009)
- The Initiation (June 28, 2011)
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 3: The Pillar of Relationships
- The Burden of the Messenger (April 4, 2011)
- Steps to Knowledge, Step 71: I am here to serve a greater purpose.
- Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 7: How is Wisdom Achieved in Life?
- Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 9: Sharing The Way of Knowledge With Others